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Uncategorized   |   Jun 2, 2014

Join the Awakened Summer Book Club & get re-inspired to teach!

By Angela Watson

Founder and Writer

Join the Awakened Summer Book Club & get re-inspired to teach!

By Angela Watson

There are two awesome online professional development events for teachers kicking off this summer! These will be a terrific way to connect with other inspiring educators, learn new ideas, and help you get motivated for the fall.

The Unshakeable Summer Book Club


  • When: July 17th-August 5th
  • Where: Online via a private, closed Facebook group
  • Cost: Free

This is an online book club for my latest book, Unshakeable: 20 Ways to Enjoy Teaching Every Day…No Matter What.

The discussion is going to be casual and fun in a private Facebook group that makes it easy to check in each day to comment or post your own reflections and questions. The club’s moderator will be Frankie Robinson: she’s the teacher who runs the wonderful Educator’s Book Club. Frankie will be posting about the 20 ways to enjoy teaching, sharing one idea per day. She’ll also be sharing helpful articles, funny teacher memes, and all kinds of great things to help you get motivated and excited for the fall. There’s no commitment if you join–just pop into the group whenever you have time! I will join the group once a week via live video to answer questions and discuss the book’s principles in real time.

Click here to join the Unshakeable online book club on Facebook. You will get a notification from Facebook when you’ve been added. Please contact bookclubhelp@yahoo.com if you have questions or problems. You can purchase the Unshakeable book/eBook here.

The 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club


  • When: Starts July 2nd and continues for one year
  • Where: Content is delivered in a private online course site; discussion is held via the club’s Facebook groups
  • Cost: $137

The 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club is a one year program designed to help you work smarter, not harder, and increase your productivity and work/life balance.

It’s only open twice a year (at the beginning of July and beginning of January) and will provide step-by-step guidance as you make healthy mindset shifts and streamline every aspect of your classroom practice. Each week for 52 weeks, you’ll receive a short (10-15 page) eBook with strategies and an audio version of those strategies so you can listen on the go. Choose just one strategy to implement each week, and watch as small changes add up to BIG results! Our members have started trimming 3, 5, and even 10+ hours off their workweek within the very first month.

You’ll also receive hundreds of dollars worth of printables and ready-to-use teaching resources and forms, and can tap into the support of myself and thousands of other teachers in our elementary and secondary 40THW club groups on Facebook.

For the July start, we’ll be focusing on back-to-school preparations so that you feel less stressed about the new school and have clearly defined routines and systems that will save you time.

Click here to join now or just to learn more.

See you there–I look forward to connecting with you online!

Angela Watson

Founder and Writer

Angela created the first version of this site in 2003, when she was a classroom teacher herself. With 11 years of teaching experience and more than a decade of experience as an instructional coach, Angela oversees and contributes regularly to...
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  1. I tried to register with WordPress to take your class this summer but it won’t let me because I don’t have a blog! Help! Sally

    1. Hi, Sally! Sorry you’re having trouble–you don’t actually have to create a blog, that’s just the strange way WordPress words their request that you create a login with then. Go ahead and follow the directions they sent to create your login…you should NOT need to create a blog. Let me know if you run into any problems. 🙂

  2. Hello I would love to find out more information. I work at a small private Christian school and would love for the teachers to be a part of this. Please send information to my website and I will pull as much as I can off the fb page to turn in to my supervisor.

  3. Is the Bible study for teachers who teach at a Christian school or for any teacher at a public or private school who is a Christian?

  4. I was just wondering. I have Awakened on my Nook, the devotional but as I am reading the preface, I am getting the suggestion that I should be reading the Awakened book before I do the devotional. I am not sure if I should or will I be okay with just the devotional and my Bible? Thanks so much! I am looking forward to recharging this summer!

    1. Hi, Darilyn! So glad you’ll be joining us. You should see a section in the devotional called “How to use this book” which outlines a few different options. The devotional is designed to pull out the scriptural truths in Awakened. If it’s going to be too much to read the corresponding Awakened chapter for each chapter of the devotional, you can use just the devotional…but I think you’ll get more out of the study if you at least skim the Awakened chapter for each devotional, too. 🙂

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